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POTUS, 9 TO 5, and More Set For Virginia Repertory Theatre's 2023-24 Season

Virginia Repertory Theatre has announced the musicals, plays and special presentations for its 2023-2024 Signature Season at the November Theatre downtown, the Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern, the Children’s Season at the Virginia Rep Center for Arts and Education as well as the Theatre Gym studio space.


It is hard to imagine a tougher gig for any actor than a one-man show about an historical personage; especially in front of people who may have known that person in life or are related to him by blood. This is the towering achievement of actor Victor Raider-Wexler as he conjured up the living being of Westport clothier and Harry Truman presidential buddy Eddie Jacobson for two only performances at the White Theatre inside the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park on May 13 and May 14.


On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel, a not commonly cited friendship, between President Harry S. Truman and a Kansas City friend may well have had an outsized influence on the success of the new tiny country.   That man was Eddie Jacobson, Truman’s close friend since 1905. Both Truman and Jacobson served in the same World War I artillery unit, became business partners, and remained lifelong friends.   

Semifinalists Announced For KC SUPERSTAR Singing Competition

Now in its 14th year, KC SuperStar is Kansas City's premiere high school singing competition a la 'American Idol/The Voice'. KC SuperStar is produced by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (The J).

Victor Raider-Wexler to Star In EDDIE: THE FRIENDSHIP THAT CHANGED HISTORY At The White Theatre

As Israel celebrates its 75th anniversary as a modern nation in May, The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (The J) and Kansas City Actors Theatre present the one-man show 'Eddie: The Friendship That Changed History'.

Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 At Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Theatre At The J

It’s a tale not told often enough about a Jewish woman who helped to decode the building blocks of life itself. It is even more poignant when we look across the scientific field and see how women are still marginalized and not given the same voices that men often take.

Highwire Improv Launches Education Program This May

Highwire Improv has announced its first in-person classes, opening a new chapter for the Baltimore comedy community. Founded in August 2020, Highwire has produced popular improv shows across Baltimore and established itself as a global leader in online comedy. The addition of both intro and advanced classes adds to the organization's growing influence in the area.

Peppermint Debuts First-Ever Comedy Special Ahead of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL

Peppermint’s “SO-SIGH-ETY Effects” stand-up comedy special. Peppermint invites you on a journey through New York City to get a look at what it's like to be a single Black transgender woman in today's society. Peppermint will then take her turn on the stage live in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum where she will star in “A Transparent Musical.'


“Vilna: A Resistance Story” is a new musical theater composition by Kevin and Allison Cloud with a book by Lisa Kenner Grissom. It tells the unfamiliar story of the roughly hundred thousand Vilna Jews before and during the Nazi Holocaust period.

THE TEMPEST Opens This Month at Shakespeare In The Park(s)

 For the second year in a row, Switchyard Theatre Company is bringing a Shakespeare-in-the Park themed renaissance experience to the Triangle. Expanding to Raleigh and Durham, STC's production of The Tempest promises to provide a faithful retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy while keeping the family-friendly format that proved successful last year.

JCCSF Welcomes Reginald Dwayne Betts For Solo Performance

The JCCSF will welcome acclaimed poet-lawyer and prison reform activist Reginald Dwayne Betts on Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in a searing solo performance that will confront the abuses of the criminal justice system.

Lewis And Shirley White Theatre at The J & The Culture House to Present VILNA: A RESISTANCE STORY This Month

An exciting new work of theatre will burst onto the local arts scene in April with the musical 'Vilna: A Resistance Story' - a partnership production by The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (The J) and The Culture House.

The J & BRTKC Partner to Bring A RAISIN IN THE SUN to the Stage

Lorraine Hansberry's classic drama 'A Raisin in the Sun,' comes to life on stage in a partnership production by The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (The J) and the Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City (BRTKC).


NEWARK, NJ: January 27, 2023 - The New Jersey Symphony is thrilled to announce its 101st season highlighting Music Director Xian Zhang's ambitious vision to explore the musical heritage of the American orchestral works.

CABARET OF HOPE: WARSAW 1941, Cincinnati Opera's Tribute To The Artists Of The Warsaw Ghetto, To Premiere April 16

Cincinnati Opera and CET, Cincinnati's PBS member station, have announced plans to present Cabaret of Hope: Warsaw 1941, an hour-long televised program developed by Cincinnati Opera in celebration of the creativity that flourished within the Warsaw Ghetto.

GLORIA: A LIFE Comes to Theater J Next Month

Beginning on March 8 and running through April 2, 2023, Theater J brings Gloria: A Life to the stage. This celebration of the famed women’s rights advocate Gloria Steinem is written by Emily Mann and directed by award-winning DC actor and director, Holly Twyford.

Professor Paul Liptz, 2023 Horvitz Scholar in Residence, Comes to The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC This Month

​​​​​​​The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC (the J) Professor Paul Liptz will speak on Israel at 75: The Fascinating Story of Modern Israel as this year's Bunny and Leo Horvitz Scholar-in-Residence, Feb. 13- 28.

Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival To Run March 5-26

The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center (Levis JCC), is known for presenting vital programming to the community for the past 40 years. 

Previews: FALSETTOS at MadTheatre

A story created from two one-acts written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos pairs 1980s March of the Falsettos and 1990s Falsettoland, two acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals, with music and lyrics by William Finn and book by William Finn and James Lapine.

Review: KINKY BOOTS at The White Theatre

Live, local musical theater in Kansas City opens for 2023 with a delightful, surprising, unexpected production of 2013’s six-time Tony Award winner “Kinky Boots.” The more or less true tale of “Kinky Boots,” performs in the unlikely setting of the White Theatre inside Overland Park’s Jewish Community Center. The show teaches life lessons about finding one’s passion and finding value in people different from ourselves.

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